Work placement 

Work placements give you a great insight into KPMG member firms. They help you find out if professional services is right for you and give you an understanding of our business, our firms' clients, our people and our culture.


Combined with the opportunity to gain real commercial skills and have direct client contact, a work placement is a fantastic way to experience the business world.

"During the summer I worked as a vacation student, on my first day I was sent to help with a team working on a client. This threw me in at the deep end with real work and responsibility but the team were great fun, very friendly and approachable. Vacation students are not there just to shadow people and photocopy, and the time I spent really introduced me to KPMG, its people and culture." — Caroline

On a work placement, you can expect to enjoy the same high level of attention we give all our staff including mentoring support and feedback from a performance manager. You will be learning from day one, discovering what it is like to be part of a professional team and exploring what areas are best suited to your skills and aspirations. You may also have the opportunity to join in a community activity with your new colleagues and you will definitely have plenty of opportunity to socialize. Work placements vary from country to country and range from short term placements during university vacation time to year long placements.


Some member firms are also part of the Global Internship Program. This is an eight week internship designed to give students a real insight into the global business environment. You can also search our graduate database for intern opportunities or visit the website of the country you are interested in joining.

Careers in your location

For more information about careers in your location, select from KPMG's full list of local sites:

Global job search

To view career opportunities in specific countries including graduate roles, please visit local member firm websites using the drop down box above.